Geography  (Minor)

Enhance your major by developing a deeper understanding of the physical world, geographic regions and cultures. You can select your classes based on your unique interests in this customizable program.

Program Description

The geography minor, rooted in a foundation of cultural and physical geography, encourages students to explore intersections of place and space. Students gain a unique understanding of the modern world from both the local and global perspectives and gain a deeper understanding of how humans impact landscapes.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA and BS in geography; BS in geography (urban studies); BS in geography (meteorology-climatology)

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor in geography requires a minimum of 19 credit hours, of which at least 12 credit hours must be upper-division. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better.

Cultural Geography (choose one) -- 3 credit hours
GCU 102: Introduction to Human Geography (SB & G) (3)
GCU 121: World Geography (SB & G) (4)
GCU 241: The Global Economy in Transition (SB & G) (3)

Physical Geography -- 4 credit hours
GPH 111: Introduction to Physical Geography (SQ) (3)
GPH 112: Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (SQ) (1)
Upper-Division Electives -- 12 credit hours
GPH OR GCU OR GIS Upper Division Elective (12)

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

Program Contact Information

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